With God in My Life
By Brittney, age 17, Louisiana
Hi there, everyone! If you are reading this it would be my first article in Sweet Designs Magazine! I am so excited about this opportunity to be writing to you all. Something I noticed the mag was missing was religion. It's one of the biggest subjects everywhere. It's on the news, in our schools, and most importantly in our lives.
Let me start off with a short testimony. All my life I grew up in a Christian family and home. Some would say that is a good thing, but as I got older I started to rebel. My first year in public school was 7th grade. After that everything went downhill. It wasn't until after I had switched to a private school my sophomore year and then inconveniently got kicked out that I realized something wasn't right. I felt like part of me was missing.
Then as the summer approached I spent the night with a friend. That night her boyfriend molested me, and it was devastating. I knew I had to change. I needed something to fill that hole in my soul. Alcohol, drugs, and sex weren't cutting it. At this point I turned to family who led me to God. From that moment on my life changed drastically. At school the next year, instead of being known as a skank or the party girl with drama, people saw me as the girl you could trust who respected herself and others. I had new friends. Real friends. I got involved in my church, and have had the opportunity to witness to hundreds of teens throughout my area.
Now with God in my life, I am not the depressed, mad at the world person I used to be. I walk with this joy in my heart that can only be accomplished one way - through God. And through him I have been able to help a friend out of jail and help her bring up her grades so she can pass, without even saying a word about God. My pastor always told me to preach the gospel every second, but only use words when necessary. Actions speak louder than words. So if you do have a relationship with God, then let his love show through you. And if you don't, believe me, you haven't truly lived life until you've lived it as a whole being in Christ.